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tugs53

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Mr.Darby
« on: April 21, 2008, 21:17:07 »
Has anyone built, or is building, one of these models, marketed by Dumas Boats up untill recently, and now re-marketed in the USA by Harbor Models?
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Re: Mr.Darby
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2008, 19:21:49 »
Found this interesting picture on the net!
We Canadians know how to travel in style. ;D
Nothing like taking your lady out for a 'Sunday Cruise'!
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Re: Mr.Darby
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2008, 20:40:23 »
one of the guys on r/c group is doing one, he's just waiting on the hull ;)
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Re: Mr.Darby
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2008, 21:20:29 »
Thanks Bigford!
I figured someone out there must have built one, or has one under construction!
Dumas sold hundreds of these kits!
I've built three so far, and while being a bit of a challenging build, they are quite the model when done!
Guess we're still waiting on some more N.American members to post up. ;D

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Re: Mr.Darby
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2008, 16:24:11 »
not to many of us from n.america  :(
i have more boats then i know what to do with but nobody to sail with :(
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Re: Mr.Darby
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2008, 16:39:09 »
Not yet, anyway? ;)
One would think there'd be lots of tug modellers out your way, seeing as there's lots of the real ones around there!
The UK and Europe really have us beat when it comes to kit selection, suppliers, and such, which I think effects what scale modellers, here in N.America, choose to build and run.

You know, I've been asking members lots of questions about kits costs, and been researching methods of shipping, and it's really not a bad deal getting kits, or semi-kits, from abroad!
Compared to what's available over here, presently!

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« Last Edit: May 10, 2008, 16:52:46 by tugs53 »
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Re: Mr.Darby
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2008, 17:10:50 »
i posted a while back that my friend ordered my happy hunter
right from robbie in germany and i saved about $250. on everything
boat,motors,thruster and fitting kit

 hobby shops on long island n.y. only seem to want to deal with
go fast gas cars.  gold coast hobbies is the only boat shop i know of.
and to go there its 100 miles round trip( i only go on company time >:D )
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Re: Mr.Darby
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2008, 17:20:25 »
I hear ya! :)
I can order 'stuff' direct from the UK. and it gets here faster than if it came from domestic sources!!

Same sort of thing around here. There are very few R/C shops, and it's all about cars, buggies, helo's, planes, and 'drag boats.
A few RTR 'workboats' too, but that's a different topic! ;)
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Re: Mr.Darby
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2008, 17:27:51 »
picking are so slim for tugs. and there all old kits nothing really new out
there. i would love to see new tugs  burbon orca  x bow type tugs
some of the voth drive types
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Re: Mr.Darby
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2008, 17:35:54 »
Absolutely!!

Even some ATB's!
Those 'X'-Bow boats are something,huh?
Kinda a cross between a tug, and an old canoe!! ;D ;D
Just can't be 'pushing' on anything though ;D

Seems that the greater percentage of us, over here, are 'scratch-builders' now, where as a few years ago, or more,  it was all about the 'Dumas' kits!
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Re: Mr.Darby
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2008, 17:56:45 »
the darby hull gang
mr.darby/alantic salvor

mr.pete/berrant sea's

dr.jack

 
the alantic salvor i see time to time cruzin new york harbor

i seen pete with fresh paint at the brooklyn navy yard with her new name
but the old life ring said mr.pete

that is the only photo i've seen of dr.jack
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Re: Mr.Darby
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2008, 18:01:59 »
a little info on mr. pete! i guess i might be the same for the other two

K-Sea Transportation of New York purchased the 6,500BHP twin screw tug "Pete" (ex- "Mister Pete") from McAllister Towing and Transportation Co., also of New York. New owners will reportedly utilize the tug on the U.S. West Coast through their Seattle based-company, Sea Coast Towing, Inc. The 149' x 40' x 22.2', raised foc'stle bow tug was originally built in 1976 by Halter Marine of Moss Point, MS in 1976 for Jackson Marine Corp. Tug is powered by a pair of Alco 16-251F diesels with Lufkin 5.95:1 gears and 144" x 105" 4-blade stainless steel props providing a bollard pull of abt. 77 tons and free running speed of about 15kn maximum. Tow winch is an Intercon double drum side-by-side winch with 330,000lbs. line pull and capacity for 4,000' of 2.25" wire on each drum. "Pete" is to be renamed "Barents Sea" although we were suggesting "Chukchi Sea" after sailing up there during the mid-70's. Marcon acted as sole broker in the sale. "Pete" is being replaced in Portland, Maine by the 3,900BHP "Iona McAlister" - the only McAllister tug with one "L", but that's another story.
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Re: Mr.Darby
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2008, 18:09:00 »
Thanks so much Bigford!
I'll slice out the posts in the 'rubber fendering' thread, if thats OK, that way we're not doubleing up on the posts and pictures!
I hear that 'Crosby Tugs' now owns the Darby, Jack, and two other ex: Jackson tugs of a smaller variety.
This happened recently apparently.

Added bonus!!
Here's what I beleive is a variant on the same design, only newer.
Can anyone clarify this??

Cheers
« Last Edit: May 13, 2008, 18:42:09 by tugs53 »
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Re: Mr.Darby
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2008, 21:53:03 »
Another sistership? :o

Just found this on the net
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Re: Mr.Darby
« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2008, 15:30:05 »
The Dr. Jack was in Anacortes, Wa a few years back having work done to it. It is a smaller version of the Darby by almost 10 feet according to the crew when we chatted with them.

 The Lauren Foss could be built from a Darby hull with some minor changes to the superstructures.